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Saturday Falcon Watch - 1/25/14 - Pigott Goes A’huntin!

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

My falcon watch started a little after 2:00 pm.  At the BS location, I found Pigott and Dot.ca on the east end of the building, just a few windows apart.

Dot.ca at BS East End 1-25-14Pigott at BS East End 1-25-14*

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At 2:39 pm, Pigott took off and flew around the building.  She then flew off to the southwest.  I had reported in my tweet that it was Dot.ca, but it was Pigott that went on a hunt.  Dot.ca and I waited for her to return.  We didn’t have to wait long.  Pigott came back at 2:46 pm carrying a pigeon up to the tree ledge above Dot.ca.  There, Pigott prepped the pigeon and enjoyed her meal.  Feathers were flying everywhere, floating on the cold winds. Dot.ca stayed where he was the whole time Pigott was eating.

Pigott at BS with a Pigeon 1-25-14Pigott at BS with a Pigeon 1-25-14Dot.ca at BS 1-25-14*

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After Pigott finished her meal, she took off with the remainder.  Dot.ca took off and gave chase.  He finally got his share when Pigott allowed him to have what was left.  lol  I have to say, he was very patient, waiting for her to complete her meal.

Now, did you ever wonder what we mean when we say “feathers are flying” when the falcons prepare their meal?  Well this video says it all.  Here’s Pigott prepping her pigeon on the tree ledge at the BS location.  Enjoy!

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4 Responses to “Saturday Falcon Watch - 1/25/14 - Pigott Goes A’huntin!”

  1. OlRedHair Says:

    Great video. The feathers sure were a flyin’!

  2. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks Nora! They sure were flying! :-)

  3. carla Says:

    Wow , I love that video ,good catch !

  4. Carol P. Says:

    Thanks Carla!


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